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Notes on (still) solo traveling

I started traveling by myself almost on accident: it certainly wasn't any sort of conscious feminist statement, or because I wanted to one day become a "solo female traveler." After I graduated from college, I wanted to backpack around Europe and...
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Tech favorites for productivity and travel

In many ways I consider myself a latecomer when it comes to many technology: I'm always hesitant to purchase a new gadget or join another social network or even add another app, because I feel like my lifestyle and my inbox and my storage space are...
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Staying well at home and on the road

My background and beliefs when it comes to health are a weird mix of holistic and traditional Western, a balanced hybrid of yoga, acupuncture, meditation and eating healthy with a well-stocked medicine cabinet.   Staying healthy is a...
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Notes on sonder

The other day, a friend posted a definition of sonder on his Facebook page: "n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited...
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If you want to travel the world

The email I often find in my inbox goes a little something like this: I'm unhappy/bored/trapped in my current lifestyle. I want to travel the world. How did you do it? How can I do it? For the sake of efficiency and maybe for everyone else who's...
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The highlights of summer 2014

Without a doubt, summer is my favorite season. My favorite outfit is a sundress and sandals, I want to spend every single minute in the sunshine, and I just love the long days and late nights. Growing up in California, autumn wasn't anything too...
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Gone to the beach!

I'm out at the Jersey Shore this week with my boyfriend's family. I've decided that instead of writing blog posts, I'm going to read Boys on the Boat (my current book club choice!), take long walks along the beach just after sunrise, play a round of...
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The key to confidence: think less

Here's the thing: I choose joy about 80% of the time (hey yo 80-20 rule!). The other 20% of the time, I let myself go into a seemingly-endless loop of personal negativity: there's not enough money in the bank, I'm not successful enough in marketing,...
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What I do before a big trip

Since I'm currently having the most amazing time in Turkey (have you checked out Instagram lately?!) and it's been reminding me just how much I love to explore a brand-new country. Even settled down in New York City, I travel enough that it still...
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Notes on doing the thing that scares you

Fear is a tricky thing. In many ways, it's meant to protect us: it's a mental shield to keep us from doing things that are physically dangerous or emotionally risky. Fear keeps our feet firmly on the ground, our words safely in our minds, our selves...
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